Improv 101 Wednesdays 12-3pm

Improv 101: Improv Basics

Prerequisites All experience levels start with Improv 101
Scheduled Wednesdays 12-3pm
Start Date Jan 15, 2020, 12:00pm
Price $450
Class Size 16 students
Sessions 8 sessions, 3 hours each
Performance Mar 7, 2020, 6:00pm
Students will learn the fundamentals of long-form improvisation including: agreement, active listening, playing characters, playing truthfully and to the top of your intelligence and group mind.

Understanding the fundamentals will be achieved through exercises and scene work in class, seeing improv shows at UCB Theatre and reading the UCB Comedy Improvisation Manual.

Students are required to see at least 2 improvised shows at UCB Theatre before the end of the course.

Course meets for 8 sessions, each 3 hours long.

Students will take part in a class performance, generally held at UCB Theatre.

Improv 101 students are required to acquire the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual by class #2. The Manual can be purchased for non-refundable $25 at UCB Theatre, UCB Training Center NY, or

Brielle DeMirjian, teacher

Brielle DeMirjian Brielle DeMirjian (“Brielle” to friends) is a comedian/actor/writer based in NYC. She is precisely 5’3” but aspires to be 5'6". Her eyes and hairs are brown, her teeth are orthodontically corrected, and her hands are 8mm longer than the universal average. You can see her every other Tuesday at UCBT Hell's Kitchen performing with her Harold team Dunce, or every Sunday at SubCulture hosting Indie Cage Match with her team Brief Dragon (famous for creating heavily thematic shows and spending what some call "a wild amount" on props and costumes). She also cohosts UCB's Cage Match as Steve Sleaze, improvises movies with MegaPlex, leads the Improv Jam on Tuesdays, and performs monthly with her indie team Current Ex-Boyfriend.

She participated in the sport of tee ball during her elementary school years with very little success. Learn more at

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